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#1 melajoe

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Taking the brush that you use to clean your dishes with and scrubbing the dirty bathtub with it... and then returning it to the kitchen sink.

DH just did this and apparently because I told him it was terribly unhygienic and threw it out, I was over-reacting and/or picking on him.  Actually, that's only because I told him it was terribly unhygienic, he doesn't know I threw it out yet.

I may or may not show him this thread.

#2 Nora.

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Are you married to my husband? That's exactly the kind of thing he'd do.

Not the worst thing in the world, no...but ick. I'd chuck it out too.

#3 Fyn Angelot

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I wouldn't do it, but I also wouldn't throw the brush out.  I'd probably pour boiling water over it, though.

#4 wenchwitch

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Not something I would do but I think your kitchen sink has more germs. I would probably steal the sink scrubber and use it in the bathroom but then throw it away but I would never do the reverse.  



#5 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

I think that's gross. I hate when I see people wipe a spill on the kitchen floor with the same cloth they are using for the dishes too.

#6 SCARFACE CLAW

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Gross! My kids pee in the bath every night... Even if there aren't necessarily more germs (I don't know the science), just the thought would turn me off.

#7 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Anything living on the brush should be killed off by the hot, soapy water you use to wash your dishes so I think you may have just gone slightly overboard with this one.

#8 Charri36

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Ask him if you can use HIS toothbrush to clean the toilet and put it back in his toothbrush holder, hey if he doesn't know about it, it not wrong going by his theory.   roll2.gif

#9 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Yuck, is all I can say!   Yuck, yuck, yuck.

#10 ~Winter~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

So wrong! I use a disposable chux to clean the bathroom or a specific bathroom cloth. Kitchen sponge stays in kitchen. My DH almost had a heart attack when his mum wiped up a floor spill with it. So no he would never do it.

Plus I use bathroom cleaners when cleaning the bathroom and I wouldn't like them to be on my sponge for the kitchen.

#11 imamumto3

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (fifi-trixibelle @ 17/01/2013, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that's gross. I hate when I see people wipe a spill on the kitchen floor with the same cloth they are using for the dishes too.

my dh does that and wonders why I get cranky and throw the cloth out

#12 Jjbeanz

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

I wouldn't do it but I would have just soaked the brush in hot soapy water instead of tossing it out

#13 Genabee

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Wouldn't fly in this house. DH is just as anal about it as I am.

We have separate bench cloth, dishes sponge and dishes brush. And then for the bathroom we have the same again.

I buy them in different colours so they don't get mixed up.

#14 CallMeFeral

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

It's probably not TECHNICALLY unhygienic if properly disinfected afterwards... but it's certainly gross and I wouldn't do it.

#15 BadCat

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

I wouldn't do it.  DH would.  I'd shrug it off and clean the brush (as long as he didn't clean the toilet with it).

#16 Propaganda

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

I wouldn't do it. I think it's somewhat gross.

I would move a cloth from kitchen to bathroom without concern, just not back the other way.

#17 Peppery

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Yuck - I would have to bin scrubber

#18 i-candi

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I live in with a family of germophobes so wouldn't happen here.

But ewwwwww OP I'm with you! and I'm not a germophobe (well on a scale of 1-10 I'm a 1, DD a 5, DH a 9 DS about a 10000000000000 ) lol

#19 Canberra Chick

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

I think you are overreacting. If he'd cleaned the toilet bowl I'd understand but what's the difference between a dirty bath and a dirty kitchen sink?

The next time you do the washing up, just have the brush in the hot soapy water and it'll be fine. But I'm a microbiologist by training and I giggle at some of the things people worry about and then they'll be so careless about food hygiene and handling raw meat etc...

#20 lozoodle

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

Of course its a bad idea. Kitchen sponges / brushes are for kitchens. You should have a separate sponge / brush for the bathroom.

#21 FERALfoxgirls

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

I think your DH is a champ for even thinking to clean the bath! One of my most hated jobs.
However, my kids bums sit in the bath, as do stinky feet, so i don't think i could use that brush back on the plates. It's probably a mental restriction, nothing terrible would happen, but it's just icky in my mind.



#22 tres-chic

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE (foxgirls @ 18/01/2013, 07:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think your DH is a champ for even thinking to clean the bath!


Yes, I was going to say, you're already way ahead with a partner who has some concept of cleaning, which is more than I can say for my poor DH.  smile1.gif

But I'd have thrown it out too, after the bath. Agree with PP that it can go from kitchen-to-bath after a rinse but not back the other way.

#23 Kay1

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

Id think it was disgusting but be quietly stoked my husband scrubbed the bath tub. He thinks they clean themselves (you know, cos they get soap and water in them). So I probably wouldn't say anything. I also wouldn't bother throwing the brush out, I'd just soak it in some bleach and water.

#24 melb101

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

I once caught my MIL using the kitchen cloth to wipe my child's face. I was nearly physically ill. She thought I was precious.

#25 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

I would be more concerned about the products used to clean the bath than the fact that the brush was used on the bath. I know that the bath gets dirty, but it's mostly from soap scum. When we wash ourselves, it all does down the sink, including the kids wee. If cleaning products were used I would probably then use he brush for the bath and get another one for the kitchen, but I don't use a scrubbing brush for the kitchen or bathroom.

This post reminds me of an episode of Big Brother I saw years ago where Big Brother called 2 housemates who were washing the dishes were called to the diary room to inform them that the cloth they were using had earlier that day been used to clean the toilet. It was really funny. They did have to re-do the dishes with a new cloth.




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